HyperDic: song

English > 6 senses of the word song / Song:
NOUNcommunicationsong, vocala short musical composition with words
eventsonga distinctive or characteristic sound
actsong, strainthe act of singing / singing
communicationsong, birdcall, call, birdsongthe characteristic sound produced by a bird
possessionsonga very small sum
groupSong, Sung, Sung dynasty, Song dynastythe imperial dynasty of China from 960 to 1279
song / Song > pronunciation
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English > song: 6 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA short musical composition with words.
Example"a successful musical must have at least three good songs"
Partslyric, words, languageThe text of a popular song or musical-comedy number
refrain, chorusThe part of a song where a soloist is joined by a group of singers
NarroweranthemA song of devotion or loyalty (as to a nation or school)
ariaAn elaborate song for solo voice
ballad, layA narrative song with a recurrent refrain
barcarole, barcarolleA boating song sung by Venetian gondoliers
dirge, coronach, lament, requiem, threnodyA song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person
dittyA short simple song (or the words of a poem intended to be sung)
drinking songA song celebrating the joys of drinking
folk song, folksong, folk balladA song that is traditionally sung by the common people of a region and forms part of their culture
liedA German art song of the 19th century for voice and piano
love song, love-songA song about love / love or expressing love for another person
lullaby, cradlesong, berceuseA quiet song intended to lull a child to sleep
oldie, golden oldieA song that was formerly popular
partsongA song with two or more voice parts
prothalamion, prothalamiumA song in celebration of a marriage
religious songreligious music for singing
roundelayA song in which a line or phrase is repeated as the refrain
scolion, banquet songA song (sometimes improvised) sung by guests / guests at a banquet
serenadeA song characteristically played outside the house of a woman
torch songA popular song concerned with disappointment in love / love
work songA usually rhythmical song to accompany repetitious work
Broadermusical composition, opus, composition, piece, piece of musicA musical work that has been created
Spanishcanción, vocal
Catalancançó, vocal
Nounssongstera person who sings
songstera composer of words / words or music for popular songs
Verbssingproduce tones with the voice
singdeliver by singing
English > song: 6 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningA distinctive or characteristic sound.
  • "the song of bullets was in the air"
  • "the song of the wind"
  • "the wheels sang their song as the train rocketed ahead"
BroadersoundThe sudden occurrence of an audible event
Spanishcanción, canto, melodía, tonada
Verbssingmake a whining, ringing, or whistling sound
English > song: 6 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of singing / singing.
Example"with a shout and a song they marched up to the gates"
NarrowercarolA joyful song (usually celebrating the birth of Christ)
lullaby, cradlesongThe act of singing a quiet song to lull a child to sleep / sleep
Broadervocal musicmusic that is vocalized (as contrasted with instrumental music)
Spanishcanción, canto, son
Nounssongstera person who sings
Verbssingproduce tones with the voice
singdeliver by singing
English > song: 6 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningThe characteristic sound produced by a bird.
Example"a bird will not learn its song unless it hears it at an early age"
Synonymsbirdcall, call, birdsong
Narrowerbell-like callA birdcall that resembles the tone of a bell
two-note callA birdcall having two notes
Broaderanimal communicationcommunication between animals (of the same species)
Spanishcanto, reclamo
Nounssongsterany bird having a musical call
Verbssingto make melodious sounds
English > song: 6 senses > noun 5, possession
MeaningA very small sum.
Example"he bought it for a song"
Broaderbargain, buy, stealAn advantageous purchase
English > Song: 6 senses > noun 6, group
MeaningThe imperial dynasty of China from 960 to 1279; noted for art and literature and philosophy.
SynonymsSung, Sung dynasty, Song dynasty
BroaderdynastyA sequence of powerful leaders in the same family

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